John Wayne White was born May 25, 1952, in Louisa County, Virginia, to the late Jessie “Clyde” and Georgia “Ellen” White. He was called home to be with God on February 4, 2022, at sixty-nine (69) years old in
Buckingham, Virginia. John was fondly known as “Wayne” or “Jack” by his family and close friends. He was preceded in death by his four brothers; Randolph White, Clarence White, Alex “Reid” White, Demetris White, and two sisters; Carolyn Childs and Joyce Johnson.
Wayne was a caring and determined man; he cared for his grandmother, the late Lucy Fortune, at an early age. He attended A.G. Richardson High School in Louisa, Virginia. Then went on to graduate trade school in Texas, where he attained carpentry and life skills. Wayne was a great provider for his family. Outside of being a father, he was very skilled and loved taking care of livestock and farmland. He is well known for his dedication and hard work as a carpenter, and then he worked in Sanitation and Waste Management for many years. He
enjoyed his free time with his children, family, and friends. He took great pride in keeping his body in shape, flexing his muscles, and looking fresh in his famous sleeveless shirts. Good music spoke to his soul, just as dancing spoke to his feet. He admired fast classic cars with large whitewall tires, dual exhaust pipes, and a Hemi with a roaring hum. He was a humble man who loved the sanctity of peace, love, and a little fun with family.
He leaves to cherish his memory his previous wife Gillie White; two sons, Maurice White and Jonathan White, (wife) Tenisha, a daughter, Natasha Craddock, four sisters; Claudette Holland, Lucille Leabough, (husband) Michael, Charlotte White, Rev. Arnette White, Lisa White-Murrill, (husband) Anthony, two brothers; George “Wesley” White, and Garry Lee White. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; Micah, Jamal, Jada, Jessica, Jalisa, Jalyn, Jasmine, Antonio, and Jennifer, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
The immediate family cannot say or do enough to express their thanks and gratitude to John’s devoted sister Charlotte and her family for the kind, gentle, unwavering love and care given in Wayne’s time of need. May God restore her as she needs for her endless sacrifices made to ensure his safety and wellness until his transition was complete. The immediate family also gives gratitude and thanks to the hospice team for their care as well.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294.
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